WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT
ALABAMA INCUMBENT WORKER TRAINING PROGRAM
PROGRAM GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION
OFFICE OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC
AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
Career Center System
Bob Riley, Governor
The Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWTP) is funded by the United
States Department of Labor and administered by the Office of Workforce Development. The purpose of the
program is to provide assistance to Alabama employers to help with certain expenses associated with new
or upgraded skills training of full-time, permanent company employees.
• Training projects are funded on a first-come/first-serve basis until the budgeted funds are awarded.
The budget for this program year1 is $1,000,000.
• The maximum funding award for training projects is $50,000.00 and the initial agreement duration may
not exceed twelve months. (If multiple business locations apply for funding each location’s workforce
must generate a product or service that is unique to that site and/or that site must be located beyond
normal commuting distance of a seventy-five (75) mile radius from the other applying locations.)
• Each business location must provide evidence of matching contributions, at least dollar-for-dollar, for
the funds requested.
• With high demand and limited funding available, all applications will be evaluated to leverage other
state, federal, and private funds with IWTP funds.
• The Office of Workforce Development reserves the right to request follow-up information pertaining to
the realized results of the funded training projects.
All Alabama companies that meet the requirements outlined on the following pages are eligible to apply for
the WIA IWTP.
BUSINESS APPLYING FOR FUNDS MUST:
• Be “for-profit” and have been in operation in Alabama for a minimum of